Third Joint Sitting Marked by Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, April 8, 2015: The third sitting of the Parliament’s joint session witnessed low attendance of lawmakers as the House continued to discuss the security situation in the wake of the crisis in Yemen, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Wednesday. The sitting started 35 minutes behind the schedule with 71 (16%) lawmakers…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Continues Debate on Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 7, 2015: Starting 41 minutes behind schedule, the Joint Session of the Parliament continued debate on Yemen Crisis during its second sitting on Tuesday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). A total of ten legislators –three from PPPP  and one each of PML-N (Prime Minister), BNP, JI, ANP, PML, PML-Z and…

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Joint Sitting of Parliament Discusses Yemen crisis

ISLAMABAD, April 6, 2015: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the joint session of the Parliament debated the security situation arising out due to the crisis in Yemen during its first sitting on Monday, says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Adopting a motion sponsored by the Minister for Defence, the House debated the…

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NA Session: Six Bills Passed, 16 Introduced amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 30, 2015: The 20th session of the National Assembly was marked by the passage of six government bills as the House witnessed low attendance of lawmakers and excessive use of points of order, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The session, comprising nine sittings, started on March 16 and concluded on March 27. On average, each sitting started 30 minutes behind the schedule and lasted two hours and 32 minutes.

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National Assembly Leaves Entire Agenda Unaddressed

ISLAMABAD, March 27, 2015: The National Assembly’s 20th session was prorogued as the ninth sitting concluded without addressing any agenda item on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included four ordinances, two legislative bills, two calling attention notices, three standing committee reports and a motion to debate the recent petrol crisis.…

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NA Passes Three Bills as Low Attendance Persists

ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2015: The National Assembly passed three government bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 18 minutes behind the schedule with 41 lawmakers (12%) present at the start and 10 (3%) at the time of adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at…

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National Assembly Passes Two Bills amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, March 25, 2015: The National Assembly passed two government bills amid low attendance of lawmakers on Wednesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 27 minutes behind the schedule with 49 lawmakers (14%) present at the start and 45 (13%) at the time of adjournment. The quorum was visibly lacking at…

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Five Bills Introduced in National Assembly

ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2015: The National Assembly sitting started an hour behind the schedule but addressed most of its agenda on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The agenda included seven bills, of which five were introduced and referred to the relevant standing committees while the remaining two were…

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POs Consume 76% of NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 20, 2015: The National Assembly left its entire agenda unaddressed as points of order (POs) consumed 76% of the sitting on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The agenda included two calling attention notices (CANs) regarding appointment of fifty new officers on deputation in the Pakistan International Airlines and discontinuation of…

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Lack of Quorum Marks Fourth NA Sitting

ISLAMABAD, March 19, 2015: Starting 28 minutes behind the schedule, the National Assembly continued to witness low attendance as only 43 legislators (13%) were present at the start and 26 (8%) at the adjournment of the fourth sitting of the ongoing 20th session on Thursday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet.…

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